UK Jewish Film aims to develop a culture where Jewish and Israeli film is recognised and enjoyed by the widest possible audience, and to bring Jewish related film to the heart of British culture.
UK Jewish Film – through its flagship, annual, two week UK Jewish Film Festival (with approx 15,000 visitors), its festival in Geneva, as well as its 450 year-round screenings and previews at venues across London and the UK, showcases a wide range of feature films, documentaries and shorts, which reflect the diversity of Jewish and Israeli life and culture. Since its inception the UK Jewish Film Festival has welcomed over 300,000 visitors. Its popular video on demand platform brings its unique provision of film to many more. The organisation also runs acclaimed education programmes that reach hundreds of young people each year.
UK Jewish Film’s work encourages pride in and knowledge of Jewish culture amongst younger generations and promotes understanding and awareness towards Jewish and Israeli people and culture.
The 24th UK Jewish Film Festival will take place from 5 – 19 November 2020, bringing the best of contemporary Jewish cinema from around the world, to a diverse range of UK audiences.
13 November 2020, 7.30PM
Warsaw, 1941. The body of a beautiful young woman, the wife of a prominent lawyer, is found in a pool of blood on the couple’s kitchen table. Investigating the case, a Polish police detective is led to the Nazi-occupied city’s underworld, where fake identities, corruption and sex create a menacing and dangerously seductive atmosphere. Fusing classic film noir motifs with a disconcerting vision of a sieged city, Black Mercedes is a wholly unique whodunit murder mystery.